Green Exchange

Mixtape #15: Steering Consumption & Stimulating the ‘Care’ Economy (with Álvaro Porro)

Camille sits down to talk change with Álvaro Porro, Commissioner for Social Economy, Local Development and Consumption for the City of Barcelona. With a strong background in European activism, Álvaro moved from dressing in pink and silver during anti-globalisation demonstrations, to driving key strategies and policies for environmental and social change in local government.

Álvaro shares his perspectives on the importance of municipalism and collective action for driving structural change, how much real power consumers have in driving demand, and what it takes to shape an economy that puts people at the center.

And a message to take home: there is a lot happening on the local political level across the world that will be responsible for real institutional change. If you want to get engaged, now is a good moment!

Álvaro Porro

Álvaro is responsible for Social and Solidarity Economy, Time and Care Economy policies and the area of Consumption. Member and co-founder of the Can Masdeu project. Editor and co-founder of the magazine Options. Researcher and responsible for communication of the Consumer Research and Information Center ( CRIC ). Coordinator of the Consumption and Global Change study for the Universidad Complutense Foundation. Coordinator and founder of the Estàrter training area for entrepreneurship and collective initiative within the framework of the Institute of Government and Public Policies (IGOP-UAB).

Spotify Playlist

Barcelona Elections 2015 (Ada Colau)

Video of Anti-Globalisation Protests Prague G8 2000




Produced by Camille Duran & Eleen Murphy
Published by Eleen Murphy
Music Credits: License by Ins. Green White Space.


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